Sunday, April 29, 2007

Super Sketch Sunday #12

I'm so happy to be posting today's Super Sketch Sunday feature! After last weekends wireless internet fiasco, we are back at it today! Yippee!

This is actually the sketch I was going to introduce last Sunday, but since we weren't able to do it, it is now THIS Sunday's sketch. Keep in mind with this sketch that I couldn't figure out how to make the scallop edges of the card on my Adobe Photoshop, so they appear straight in the sketch. BUT, the scallops are an important part of the design, so you might want to follow the actual photo of the card instead of the sketch. Scallops are mandatory:)!!!!

I am in love with how this card turned out! The colors, the layout...everything came together perfectly. Don't you love when that happens?

The main card is actually Bashful Blue cardstock. I cut about an inch worth of cardstock off the bottom of the front of the card. Then, I glued on a piece of Pretty In Pink cardstock and cut it with decorative scissors so the length of the front of the card matched the length of the back of the card.

To hide the seam where I added the pink cardstock, I glued on a piece of fantabulous designer paper. For the top of the card, I cut a piece of coordinating designer paper and cut one edge of it with the same decorative scissors. I layered another plain piece of cardstock under that and cut another decorative edge. This piece was then adhered to the card. (I'm sorry these directions are so confusing....I hope you are "getting" what I'm trying to explain anyways!).

For the accent flower, I wanted to try and make one of those three dimensional flowers that everyone is making these days. I'm not sure I did it right, but I like how it looks, so that's good! I painted two flower images from Best Blossoms with my H2O's paints. They are so sparkly! A pink button serves as a fun flower center.

For the sentiment, I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with my oval SU punch. I don't know about you, but I typically stamp my sentiment FIRST on the paper, and then punch it out, instead of punching out the oval and THEN stamping. Then it's too hard to get it positioned right! If I stamp first, then I can position the punch perfectly around the sentiment. I matted the oval with Bashful Blue and cut it out with my mini scallop scissors. It's adhered to the front of the card with foam tape for dimension.

Isn't it fun? I can't wait to see what some of you come up with for today's sketch. Be sure and send me a link if you do get a card made! Here are a few cards that I received using some previous sketches.....
The first card is made by Teresa Raber....I love the square format and the perfect striped and polka dot paper! Don't you think this is a great baby card?
This card was shared by Paula Goff (Paula Ponders)! It's so pretty! I especially like the yellow flower in the corner. I need to find some flowers that size......I was looking at Archivers the other day and they didn't have any cute ones!
Thanks to all of you for playing Super Sketch Sunday! I hope to see more of your cards this week! Have a wonderful Sunday. I am planning on getting some flowers for the deck today, and MAYBE stopping by Archivers to see the new Martha stuff. Yesterday was absolutely GORGEOUS here, but I got sunburned!!! I sat outside watching my son's baseball scrimmage but didn't have any sunscreen on because hubster and son didn't put it in the baseball bag like they were asked to! Now I'm paying the price:)!!!!


  1. another great sketch...I love your example those flowers are perfect!

  2. Now that is one fun card! I've never participated in your challenges before, but I really like the layout you chose, so I just may have to!

  3. Thank you for showcasing my card. I am so touched. I really like this week's sketch. And, your card is so cheery. Gorgeous again.

  4. I really like the card you did that has the bright dP the one you said came together perfectly. You are right, it did!

  5. jen del muro (scs: genie1314)9:25 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards. Great sketch! I am totally trying this sketch this week!!!

  6. Amy, I really want you to know how much you inspire me. You have come up with antoher wonderful sketch. You go girl. I did this one also. Again you can find my card posted at: I do not know how to do a link. It is so much fun to do your sketches then to actually see where you have posted our cards. You just fill me with joy. Thanks again.

  7. Love your card and sketch Amy! Although my attention to detail must be lacking because I completely missed the part about the scallops! Oh well, maybe I'll try another one! I uploaded my card on my blog tonight, check it out!

  8. Oh, I finally got to the Sketch Challenge! It's my favorite of the week, and it took me until Thursday to do! Yikes! Another great sketch, Amy!

  9. I tagged you and your wonderful blog. I will definitely have to try this sketch out! Thanks!

  10. I love your sketch, I tagged your blog! thanks!

  11. Karen (scs: Karen Stamps!)3:05 PM

    What a great sketch! I used it for a recent swap. It's not as elaborate as yours since I needed to make these en masse, but I'm still pleased with the results. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Here's a link to a picture of my card in my gallery.


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